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Press Statement: Quota Reform Movement: Immediately arrest the Chhatra League perpatrators; reform the quota!

3 July 2018 Odhikar would like to express its immense concern and condemnation regarding the horrific attacks by the Chhatra League leaders have unleashed on students protesting for the reformation of the quota on government jobs, since 30 June 2018; along with the police barring protestors from holding protest programmes on this issue, the police […]

July 4, 2018 | Read full story | Comments are closed

BANGLADESH: Torture prevails due to deeply rooted culture of impunity

Dhaka/Geneva, 26 June 2018 – On the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Odhikar and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) wish to remember and honour the victims of torture in Bangladesh and throughout the world, and express their solidarity with, and support for, the victims and their family members. Torture affects individuals, […]

June 26, 2018 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Odhikar’s Statement on the 7th March incidents of sexual harassment against women

Odhikar deeply condemns the reported disgraceful incidents of sexual harassment of a number of women in different streets of Dhaka City allegedly by the ruling party activists, the day before International Women’s Day. It was reported that the attackers chanted the slogan ‘Joy Bangla’ from the procession while they sexually molested women and obstructed the […]

March 10, 2018 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Press Release: Odhikar commemorates International Women’s Day 2018

To commemorate International Women’s day, Odhikar organised a discussion meeting at its office on 8 March 2018. Odhikar expressed its concern that violence against women is increasing alarmingly in this country, which has a detrimental effect on women’s human rights and political participation. On this day, Odhikar expresses solidarity with all the female family members […]

March 8, 2018 | Read full story | Comments are closed

অধিকার এর বিবৃতি: ভারতীয় সীমান্তরক্ষী বাহিনী বিএসএফ’র হাতে কিশোরী ফেলানী হত্যার সাতবছর

৭ জানুয়ারি ভারতীয় সীমান্তরক্ষী বাহিনী বিএসএফ’র হাতে বাংলাদেশী কিশোরী ফেলানী হত্যার সাতবছর। ২০১১ সালের এই দিন ভারতীয় সীমান্ত রক্ষী বাহিনী বিএসএফ’র সদস্যরা বাংলাদেশ ভারত-সীমান্তে কিশোরী ফেলানী খাতুনকে গুলি করে হত্যা করে এবং তার লাশ সীমান্তের কাঁটাতারে ঝুলতে থাকে। কিন্তু আজও ফেলানী হত্যার সঙ্গে জড়িত বিএসএফ সদস্য অমিয় ঘোষ এবং নির্দেশদাতা তার উদ্ধতন কর্মকর্তার কোনো শাস্তি […]

January 6, 2018 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Odhikar’s Statement: Seven years since the killing of Felani by India’s Border Security Force

Seven years have passed since adolescent Felani was killed. On January 7, 2011, members of the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) shot dead Felani Khatun, as she was crossing the India-Bangladesh border into Bangladesh. Her body was left hanging from the barbed wire fence of the border. To date, BSF member Amiya Ghosh, who was […]

January 6, 2018 | Read full story | Comments are closed